Hair + Style + Beauty + Art
I began my career 20 years ago in my home state of Kansas, where I had the opportunity to work with many diverse and talented stylists. I attended Behind the Chair with celebrity colorist Beth Minardi. (www.bethminardicolor.com) Behind the Chair is an in-depth, weeklong program at Beth's salon on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, where I was able to shadow her and her amazing team and see the ins and outs of a busy, high-end NYC salon. I also attended the Redken Exchange on 5th Avenue in New York. I took a 3-day course, “All About Razors,” taught by Ellen Lawlor, Teresa Mockler, and Sam Villa. Other educational events I have attended include the Redken Symposium in Las Vegas, the Color America Conference in Chicago, Fall Style Trends with Carmine and Beth Minardi in NYC, advanced Aveda classes in Denver, hands-on haircutting classes with Rusk, and seasonal trade shows in Denver and Kansas City. After moving to Denver from Kansas, I worked at Eminently Hair Salon (now Centre Salon) and Antoine du Chez, where I had the opportunity to receive education and experience with Aveda, Kerastasse, and Kevin Murphy products.
After living in Salida, Colorado for six years and operating a studio salon with my husband, Merlin, a Nationally Board Certified Massage Therapist, we decided to relocate with our children to Vermont to be closer to our family on the East Coast. I am beyond excited to join the team at Orbit Hair Design in South Burlington!
I have a wide range of experience with both cut and color. My goal is to find the right look for each person, based on hair type, texture, condition, and skin tone. I use a variety of hair color and styling products. Whenever possible, I prefer to use products that have low or no ammonia. This makes for a much healthier and more comfortable experience for everyone. I am always excited to hear about new products and am open to feedback and to trying something new.
Every person deserves a great hair experience. From the customized color, to the scalp massage, to the precision cut, to the final finishing details, I always strive to provide unsurpassed service. I view hair like fabric, and it is my goal to respect the integrity of the hair first and foremost. Beautiful hair is healthy, shiny hair that moves and falls into place with ease. It’s all in the details! My work allows me to be part stylist, part artist, part chemist, part therapist, and part magician. It is a joy for me to connect with people and to help them find their perfect style.
~ Meryl Trefethen